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John Albright Diehl Sr.


John Diehl

Bullis School Athletic Hall of Fame 1999

Date of Birth: January 27, 1936, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: December 28, 2012, in Virginia (76 years old)


Virginia Gazette - Published 01/04/13

Did you know?

John Diehl attended Frankford High School and was a standout football player.

Upon graduation, he attended Bullis Prep School, just outside of Washington, D.C..

Although only at Bullis for a year, John made the most of his time there: anchoring the

defensive line for an impressive 1953 football team and leaving the school with many

lifelong friends.

John Diehl was a big man, at six foot eight inches tall and tipping the scales at nearly

300 pounds.



1961 Baltimore Colts (NFL)

1962 Baltimore Colts (NFL)

1963 Baltimore Colts (NFL)

1964 Baltimore Colts (NFL)

1965 Oakland Raiders (AFL)


University of Virginia